10 Ultra-Cool Shades of Winter Hair Color

Game of Thrones may be over, but winter is just beginning… I say we take this opportunity to talk about some fabulous winter hair color ideas.

Halloween and Thanksgiving are long gone, and Christmas is just around the corner. I’m assuming you have endless holiday parties and family get-togethers on the agenda. Oh… and it’s almost time to ring in the new year.

In other words, the perfect hair color can make or break your entire winter season.

But what makes winter so much more unique than the other times of the year? Why not just rock the same color you’re used to? Girl, no…

It’s the perfect time of year to showcase some fun, frosty dye jobs, and deep, vibrant hues. Do something fun and different this year!

So without further ado, here are my favorite winter hair color ideas to fill your soul with inspiration!

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10. PBJ Hair

PBJ hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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PB and J hair is a new hair color trend, inspired by everyone’s favorite childhood food (except mine because they’re gross).

According to Allure Magazine, the trend started with Maryland hairstylist, Megan Schipani, on her official Instagram page (@shmeggsandbaconn). Since her client could not have full-blown rainbow hair, they decided to go with deeper reds, purples, and caramels.

The result? Peanut butter and jelly hair.

PBJ hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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9. Slate Blue

Slate blue hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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I love the idea of slate blue, aka denim hair for winter.

It’s really more of a greyish color with blue undertones… and since blue and grey are colors typically associated with winter, this is the perfect way to show your winter spirit.

Is this winter hair color a look you wanna get behind? Let Jingleheartart show you how to make it happen…

Dying My Hair Silver/Slate | Jingleheartart

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8. Icy Ombré

Icy ombre hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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Icy ombre hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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Ombré, balayage, and melted color applications have been ultra-popular for quite some time now. For the perfect winter ‘do, melt your choice of frosty whites, silvers, and blues into each other.

Icy ombre hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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7. Peacock Hair

Peacock hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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Peacock hair is not necessarily a new idea but is still super fun and stylish. I love the idea of using pastel blues, greens, and violets to create winter color trends, and this look combines all of those.

Peacock hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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Krystiane Sant has an awesome tutorial for you to create this look at home…

How I Achieved Peacock Hair Color!

6. Rich Copper

Copper hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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Brassy tones are super prevalent right now (see blorange hair), and bold shades are perfect for winter hair color. Incorporating rich copper tones in your winter hairstyle is a great way to carry fall into winter.

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5. Burgundy

Burgundy hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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Like those rich copper tones, burgundy hair is a great way to make a bold statement this year.

Plus, this color was named after the wine… and wine should be a staple in everyone’s winter diet. The rich, purple tones in burgundy hair color will boldly accentuate any winter hairstyle.

It’s one of my absolute favorite winter hair colors for brunettes.


4. A Dark Color melt

A dark red color melt is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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A dark blue color melt is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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Did I mention that bold, vibrant colors are perfect for winter?

Think of it like this… bold tones are way harder to maintain in the summer (think: swimming, sun, etc.). But they’ll hold out a lot better in the cold winter months… so rock them while you can.

A fun way to tie in bold colors is with a dark color melt.

A dark purple color melt is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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3. Light Ash Blonde

Light ash blonde is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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This is easily one of my favorite winter hair color ideas for blondes.

Since ash blonde has blue undertones, it gives it a wintry feel, but still remains work-friendly and not too over-the-top. It can be applied as an all-over color, as highlights, or even in a balayage.

💡TIP: Pair with a dark root smudge for extra trend points!


2. Silver Hair

Silver hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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If you liked ash blond, you’re really gonna love silver hair… it’s about as cold as hair colors get.

There are so many different shades of silver and grey hair, but any of them would be perfect for winter.

Silver hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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1. Opal Hair Color

Opal hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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A few years ago, I showcased opal hair in a “Trend Watch” article… so even though it’s not a new look, it’s still trendy and super fun.

These holographic hues remind me of the sun reflecting off the snow or glistening through icicles. It’s a killer way to show your winter spirit!

Opal hair is one of my favorite hair color ideas for winter!
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Tasha Leelyn can show you some pointers on how to create this look.

How To: Opal Hair Tutorial! | by tashaleelyn

General FAQ

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What Hair Colors Are In Style For Winter 2019?

Ash blonde with a dark root smudge, vibrant red colors, auburn, dark espresso brown, and rose gold hair are all popular choices for the winter season.

Is Ombré Hair Color In Style For Winter 2019?

Ombré hair color is still ultra-trendy but has evolved more into a blended style like balayage and color melting.

What Is The Best Winter Hair Color For Brunettes?

I love the idea of a dark color melt or a rich, vibrant burgundy or chocolate brown color for brunettes in the winter.

What Is The Best Winter Hair Color For Blondes?

Ash blonde is perfect for winter since it has blue undertones that make it look icy.


Final Thoughts

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Even though winter consists of the darkest days, you can be the brightest person in the room with the right hair color.

Whether you’re into rich, vibrant hues or icy cold blondes, I’m confident you’ll find the perfect hair color with this guide. Go get ’em, tiger.

Until next time,

YOUR TURN: What did you think about these fabulous shades of winter hair color? Are there any other hair color ideas that should make this list? Drop your feedback in the comments section below! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼


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